We’re back from a lovely holiday in the UK!
Walking down by High Hynam, I met this friendly fellow. (Much friendlier than the “hardy native cattle” now mostly residing there!)
He stuck his head out of the fence coyly — before I had my camera out of the bag! In a trice I had the camera out, but of course, he was now back to grazing. “Do it again, cutie-pie!” I begged … and low-and-behold, he hit the same pose, just for me! Thanks, adorable sheepling!
Another day, walking along Hadrian’s Wall down to Lanercost Priory, there was no way as I took this walk that I could not grab the camera and try to do this stunning pastoral scene justice….
I sort of want to hand this shot to a painter, as that is the obviously right genre for this type of image. The wee sheeps should be little blodges of off-white paint, and the clouds should echo them in a more sweeping way. And the trees, of course, should be done as Bob Ross-style “happy little trees”!
Shot with the same lens as above, which shows the great range and versatility that makes it such a wonderful “walking around” lens.
Malcolm found this wonderful post about Bokeh! Pronunciation, Meaning and Practical Use from the excellent photographer Martin Bailey. It made us both laugh out loud, and it’s very much worth listening to. Not least that it might help everyone understand and pronounce bokeh better! (Do try and avoid calling people asshole, which, it seems, is what I’ve been doing!)
Speaking of which, I loves me some bokeh!
Moss growing on the beam of an outdoor pagoda/theatre at Filoli, the National Trust Historic country estate, shot with my “Bokeh Maker,” the Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 Zoom Super Wide Angle Lens on the Nikon D300 Camera.
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) shows his dance-floor moves!